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The promtt - era of all this rot know that they are en gaged in peddling Dead Sea apples; but what care 'they ,so long as gudgeons are to becaught, and the people of the United States can be induced to embark in the farcical game of paying something for nothing, and thus help out a lot of conscienceless speculators of the Inter national Company. The name of General William Vande ver is paraded in the effort to vitalize this kite-flying project. The Congress man from the Sixth District introduced a resolution looking to the acquisition of Lower California, which fell still-born in committee, Since bis return from Washington to Southern California he has been held up as the originator and de fender of the most ridiculous proposition ever recorded in Congressional records. Mr. Buchanan, in tbe days when new territory was sought after in the Urited States towards the South, presumptively in the interests of the extension » of sla very, embodied, in one of his messages, a suggestion that it might be expedient to negotiate with the Republic of Mexico for the purchase of Chihuahua, Sinoloa and Durango; but even Mr. Buchanan did not dream of the acquisition of such a worthless and utterly irredeemable territory as Lower California. General Vandever, since bis advent amongst us, has placed his advocacy of the movement not on the ground of the intrinsic value of Lower California, but upon tbe idea that English influences, inimical to the trade of the United States, are growing up there. How laughable all this is? English in fluence is now supreme at the City of Mexico which, on a parity of reasoning, would be valid ground for the annexa tion or purchase of the whole Republic of Mexico. The trade existing in Lower California, which might be injuriously affected by EDgliih influence, would probably, outside of the sums accruing to Mexican citizens, as a balance, amount to two bits a year. It would not amount to that, for the balance would be against us. Its volume is absolutely in significant at best. There is evident'y a desperate game ster's struggle under way to give some importance to Lower California. That ■tock-jobbers' journal, tbe New York . Tributie, has had, lately, a few words commendatory of the project. That j rare a I has passed from the control of Mr. Jay Gould to that of Jar. D. O. Mills, and represent) to that extent a some what sinister development. Mr. Charles Nordhoff, of the New York Herald, in the Fail of 1887, came out here and wrote np Lower California at tbe same time that he decried Southern California. Outside of these two journals, and possi bly the Chicago Tribune, whose editor, Joe Medill, wanted to inaugurate a fili bustering expedition into Sonora some six or seven years ago, the whole press of the East, with scarcely an exception, and of this Coast as well, denounced Gen. Vandevtr's scheme with unmeas ured scorn. The peninsula of Lower California is in truth the most God-forsaken region on the footstool. The only mines ever dis covered there are packets which were long ago exhausted. The few quartz ledges which show any extent might, under favorable circumstances, yield $2 a ton, while the conditions of mining would involve an outlay of at least forty dollars a ton. There are no streams. Very frequently, for three years at a time, there is no rainfall whatever. When tne great Desert stretch is reached there is not moisture enough, for five hundred miles, to save a humming bird from dying of thirst. The packet mines having ber-n ex hausted, the quartz ledges, as to any paying proposition, never having had an existence, the placers being the most ghastly fake in the world, the only chancu of attaching any interest whatso ever to this drear and ghastly expanse of nothingness is to get up an idea that the English government wants it, and that Uncle Sam must forestall John Bull. Unfortunately for Southern California, Lower California is just at good-looking a name as ours, and the fakirs are play ing the similarity of sound ftr all there Li in it. Outside of two or three cattle ranches, of limited extant, there are neither streams, rainfall, grass, grain, quartz,] THE LOS AN&ELxSS DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNIHG, APRIL 26. 1889. placers, nor anything worth a continental, in Lower California. It is the jumfrfng off place of thw earth, it ia owned by Mexico, and nobody bt* the International Company, certain interested pasties in San Diego, the Los Angeles Trfrune, and Gen. Vandever, desire te disturb Mexico's possession of this region in which even the cactus will not grow to ordinary height; in which grease wood and ohapparal languish and die, and in which the horned toad requires an area at least eqnal to the territorial limits of a German principality to save him from death by starvation. The United States has got along pretty well so far without owning this wretclred travesty of terri torial shreds and patches, and it can probably hobble along a few more de cades in ita career of progress without having played upon it the "sure-shot" confidence game involved in the acquisition of Lower California, Congressman Vandever and the Los Angeles Tribune, to the contrary, notwith standing. Miscarriage of Justice. There is » very general feeling in this city that there was a glaring miscarriage of justice in the charge of felony brought against the bunco men who swindled Judge John B. Haskins, of New York, out of a large sum of money. At -first glance it appeared that the examination failed through the oversight or negli gence of the District Attorney's office, and that department baa more or less rested under such imputation in the public mind. Mr. Hardesty., who conducted the prosecution, has felt very restive under the imputation, and justly so. In order to make the matter clear that he furnished all the testimony that was reasonably necessary to raise a case of probable guilt against the parties, he has submitted to us the record of the proceedings. The charge was winning at play by fraudulent means, and certainly the testimony of Judge Haskins , showing how he was swindled, was sufficient to sustain that charge. Over and above this, the evidence of Glass and other officers, in which the modus operandi of the game was clearly outlined, showed its swindling char acter conclusively. The exam ining magistrate seemed to rest -his decision acquitting the accused especially on the failure of the prosecution to con nect Rose with the game by showing that the telegram introduced on the pre vious examination contained writing in his band, as proved by experts from writing in a book found in Rose's room, and which Roee had acknowledged was his. This might be sufficient to let Rose off, but why Hood should have been also discharged because of the failure of the prosecution to sufficiently connect Rose with the case, does not appear clear to our mind. Hood was shown to have "roped" Has kins into the game, to have handled his money, and to have performed all the deceptions and tricks of a capper. He surely was shown to have been suffic iently connected with the fraud to have been sent up for trial. Tbe Justice re fused to re-open tbe case to let the prosecuting attorney perfect tbe testimony against Rose in relation to the telegram, as perhaps he had the right to do. But it seems very strange that he should do so in the face of the fact that be knew from the testimony in the previous examination that the connection could be proven, and that to shut out this proof would cauee him to discbarge tbe accused, and thus compel a miscarriage of justice. No doubt the oversight of the prosecuting attorney to introduce this testimony in its place was blameable; but this does not, in our judgment, excuse a magistrate from per mitting the prosecution to perfect its tes timony, even at the last moment. The fact is, even admitting Kose to have been properly discharged, there was no lack of proof against Hood to justify his commitment. Miscarriage of justice in some matters only affects the parties immediately inter ested. But in cases of this kind they affect the whole community. Los An geles has been infested by bunco and other "sure-thing" swindlers, and they have carried on their nefarious business with seem ing impunity. At last, arrests are made, and the wlole machinery of the law is invoked in order to punish the guilty parties. Had the object of the prosecu tion succeeded, the bunco business would receive a set-back that would perhaps free our city from the presence of the wretches who prey upon the ignorant and the weak, and Los Angeles would become a much safer city for strangers than it has been. But what have we seen? The victim of the bunco sharps, who had the coursgn and the public spirit to prosecute tbe men who had defrauded him, has spent his time and his patience in re maining here for weeks to help out the cause of justice, only to find all his ef forts defeated by puerile technicalities and hair-spliting legal distinctions that impose upon nobody. It will be long till we find a man who is willing to make the sacrifices that Judge Haskins has made, to bring bunco swindlers to justice in this city. Is there anything more lowering than the use to of our boys are now put by advertisers in this city ? A procession of tbem walking inside of barrels with flaming announcements passed through the streets yesterday. For tbe sake of our common humanity, a spectacle so humiliating ought to be pro hibited. T'.e* practice ie also objection able from the fact that horses get fright ened at the strange apparition, and serious accidents are rendered possible. There should be an ordinance against this unseemly exhibition. Tiik Chicago Inter-Ocean credits Ohio with 25,681,976 acres of public lands sub ject to location by settlers;. This is dis pensing accurate information with a vengeance. The entire area of Ohio only covers 25,570,960 acres, some of which certainly has been taken np and occupied before this. j The Great Campaign of Wind. Keep your eye square on one proposi tion, and that is that the biggest game of bluff and wind ever recorded on the American continent is now on the tapis, with Lower California as the objective point. From the desperation of its efforts we should judge that the International Company is on its last legs, and that it is making the sporadic struggles that pre cede confessed bankruptcy. Only tbe most pressing necessities could have justified the colossal lying that has char* acttrized every stage of the monumental Santa Clara placer miuing "fake." Bulb ous lies, ezpauded until there waß no possibility of a soap bubble rivaling them either in unsubstantially or color, hare proceeded from the Lower Califor nia line for weeks past. Even a Con gressional promoter cannot give form or verity to effjrta to interest tbe government in the acquisition of a valueless region. That there are journals even in San Diego which decline to be parties to a Jeremy Diddler programme, is shown by the fol lowing, which we take from tbe San Diego Sun: If the New York Sun had known more of the ins and oats of Southern California journalism, it would have been on the lookout for Clemens and his flaming specials, and rejected tbe bogus news upon which it bases the following com ment: It appears that the filibusters have formed a secret organization, wblcb has a military branch with over 1,000 members, and that their design is to invade the penlnsulaof l ower California and forcibly seize that isolated State of the Mexican republic - "Troubleis brewing," according to our correspondent, who haß been watching the maticx'uvers ol the filibusteis for some time past. We cannot permit it to brew any longer. It mukt be brought to an end at once. Ouii Gov ernment is bound to adopt and eniorce per emptory measures for tbe maintenance of the peace, and we have no doubt that the neces sary orders will be issued to tbe commander of the troons on the Pacific coast. A sufficient military force lo restrain the filibusters can bo sy>eediiv sent to proper points along the boun dary line of Southern California and thus the projected invasion of which our Los Angeles correspondent has sent us news, will be averted. Tbe Mexican Government may not be pre pared to defend the peninsula egainst even a small body of invaders; but we are not, on that account, the less bound to maintain our treaty engagements with it. Liwer California is a tempting region, but it is not our property, and its seizure would be stealing. It has a valuable position aud rloh mt"et, but we have no right to them without purchase. We ought to have acquired it by the treaty of peaoe formed after the Mexican war, when we acquired another large 6lice of Mexican territory; but the nego tiations to that end were changed with our con sent. It cannot row be iteized by filibusters. If they attempt an invasion, they will be driven back by the United States army and punched in accordance with law. No filibustering! if the »Sun does not pull some of the feathers from the tail of its credulity and "stick them in the wings of it* judg ment," it will become a laughing stock. There is no filibustering scheme on foot, nor has there been. It is doubtful if there ever will be, so far as an objective point in Lower California is concerned. The country is valuable enough to tempt the uneasy spirits of this coast, but it cannot be successfully invaded without a basis of supply somewhere in the United States; and it goes without saying that such a basis would not be provided so long as American troops are at hand to preserve neutrality. Perhaps the Sun does not know that Filibuster Walker "captured" the Peninsnla once and was 1 obliged to hurry out of it with all possi -1 ble dispatch to make sure of a square ' meal. The celebrated "Colonel" J. K. Mul key, whose correct name is probably Mulcahey, from his Miletjan faculty of romancing, is at present in San Diego, on his way to Lower California. Colonel Mulcahey is the leader of the army of myths who are about to invade the land of nothing to eat and nothing to wear. Of him the New York World lately said, editorially: A sensation-monger, who happens to be located in California at this time, is vexing the press with a marvelous story of a filibustering conspiracy upon the part of cettain Americans to seize Lower California and found a dynasty. This silly story was rejected by Tht World two months ago, but we notice that it is being foisted upon the suffering public through channels which ought to be more intel ligently guarded. Quite a number of old Lcs Angelenos were at the depot last night to bid good-by to Dr. Joseph Kurtz and his family, who started on a protracted visit to Eurtpa. Dr. Kurtz has lived nearly a quarter of a century in this city, and has always been a leading and respected citizen. He has filled the position of President of the Beard of Education a number of terms, and has always been conspicuous in his efforts to advance the interests of our public schools. As a member of the medical profession he has always stood among the foremost, and in all matters pertaining to the progress of our city and section he has been a most liberal and public-spirited promoter. It is the wish of the Herald that the Doctor may enjoy his well-earned vacation and have a moßt pleasant trip. A notable arrival in New York harbor yesterday was Mr. Bash's crack schooner yacht Coronet, which has just completed the circuit of the world. It will be re membered by the readers of the Herald that this beautiful vessel spent some time on this coast last summer, previous to her completing the voyage round the Cape of Storms, which she had begun by rounding the Horn. Daring the time the was here she was the centre of attraction, being, not only in her build, but in her interior fit ting, literally "a thing of beauty." She was, besides, the conqueror of the crack yacht Dauntless, in their groat ocean race across the Atlantic. She has now given additional evidence of ber being a nonpareil of the naval architect's skill, in having dared and triumphed over the manifold dangers that assail the vessel that dares to "put a girdle around the Globe." The Coronet is undoubtedly the finest keel boat ever built in the shipyards 01 this, or any other, country. It is to be hoped that, before the new City Hall is completed, precautions will be taken to have it correspond to the conditions nominated in the bond. The pressure of the tower, as all the readers of the Herald know, has crushed a number of pilasters out of shape, and has, besides, made a lot of unseemly gaps in the walls. It is the intention of the contractors to replace these damaged ornaments, but the extent to which the tower may settle in the coming years is a very uncertain problem, and one in which the city and people of Las Angeles are largely interested. These defects are ascribed to the settling of the common brick of the inner wall, which have yielded, while the harder surface brick, supposed to be pressed brick, have re tained their rigidity. Another very an noying circumstance is that the pressed bricks which surface the walls have been very imperfectly made, exuding a great deal of alkali and greatly defacing tbe structure. Whether the brick paint, by which it iB proposed to remove this de fect, will do so permanently, is a subject that ought to be inquired into very minutely before the building is accepted. As it stands now, it looks very much as if our fair City Hall had the leprosy. Reports reached the city yesterday to the effect that oil has been found in the hills just where the Laguna ranch and city limits join on the northeast corner of the pueblo. Should it prove that oil in liberal quantity is to be developed right at the edge of the city, the question of cheap fuel and of manufactores will be solved at once. Should the well in ques tion prove not to be a very productive one, still it will prove how entirely cor rect is the impression that oil exists un derneath where the city itself stands. All that is necessary is to bore deep enough to find this rich deposit. Details of the find of yesterday will be found in the local columns of the Herald to-day. Now that General Vandever has ar rived to head the movement, it will doubtless assume greater form and con sistency. But let no man, who can't subsist on wind and sirroccos, budge from Los Angeles county, on peril of his di gestion, and of that happily assimilated chyme and chyle, whose processes are dependent upon beefsteaks and other un considered trifles of an alimentary na ture. We beg to inform the New York Sun that the Lower California mines are only tempting to the tenderfoot, and that a cent a day, for an average of a year, would be an extravagant return to anyone who should undertake to exploit them. A consolidated committee from four Grand Army posts have protested very earnestly against the actiou of the wheel men of this city calling for a grand pa rade and tournament here on Memorial Day, the 30th of May. That day was set apart as a holiday to enable the friends and survivors'of deceased sol diers to decorate tbeir graves. Tbe cere mony is one of a very tender and touch ing natura, and the Grand Army men very naturally object to the character of the day being changed by turning it from the solemn purpose for which it was instituted. Tne Grand Army men are right. __________ Boulanoeb and his friends have gone to London, their departure from France not evoking any enthusiasm. It looks as if Boulanger's star had seen its brightest period, and is now about to wane.—[Times. Our esteemed contemporary seems to 'have forgotten that the France of to day is not the Gaul of Ctesar's Commentaries, and don't include Belgium. Boulanger aud his friends went from Brussels to London, and not from France, so that Frenchmen, even it they had been in clined to taken a hand in the matter, were not at hand to do it. AMUSEMENTS. "Little Lord sVauntleroy." There was another large audience at tbe Grand Opera House last night to see Little Lord Fauntleroy, which will be given tonight and at the Saturday matinee. The Specialty Show. The Spscialty Company at the Los Angeles Theater is still drawing good houses. It will play during the balance of the week. The Minetrels. Next week Goodyear, Cook & Dillon's minstrels will perform at the Grand Opera House. They come here with .in excellent reputation. A FATAL LE4.P. A Chinaman meet* With Dteaeter ou tbe southern Pacific. Lee Hang Fow, who, as his name im plies, is one of tbe Mongolian residents of California, boarded a Southern Pacific train yesterday morning with a ticket in his grasp entitling him to a ride to Al hambra. There happened to be no one on the train who wanted to get off at Shorb's, neither were there* any passen gers to be seen waiting on the platform there, so, as is customary on such occa sions at that station, the train did not come to a halt. As the cars whirled past through the little depot, however, Lee became excited, and exclaiming, "Me get off here," ran to the platform. The conductor happened to be in the car and pulled the bell cord as a signal to the engineer to stop, but the Chinaman evi dently thought he could make his exit without being carried a hundred yards or so further along. He, therefore, jumped from the steps, but, as is invariably the case with Chinamen, he leapt the wrong way ; that is, he jumped with his back toward the direction in which he was going. The result was very distressing. He fell with terrific force striking his head against the ties and re bounding and crashing his head against the rails. He then lay as if dead, and the trainmen, who rushed to his assist ance as soon as the train pulled up, found him unconscious and with blood streaming from his nose, ears, mouth and several cuts in his head. He was tenderly earned back to tbe train and taken to Pomona for medical attendance. His wounds were there dressed, and he was sent back to the hospital here, where he lies in a sinking condition and with only one chance out of a thousand for his recovery. A Memory cteuinr—able, But Not Unique. Mrs. Brewster—l saw Mrs. Skinner at church this morning. She had on a princesse dress of plain tweed, buttoning diagonally from the hem of the skirt to the right shoulder, with re vers of plain cloth, buttoned back with large buttons, the revera being about five inches wide at the bottom, and a— Mr. B.—Never mind the rest. What a remarkable memory you have got, Ma ria 1 What was the text ? "The text! Well, I declare! I've for gotten it. I think it was in Matthew, but I won't be sure."—[Chicago Herald. FROM WASHINGTON. Secretary Noble Will Not Stand Foolishness. SOME POSTAL APPOINTMENTS. Men Who Will Have Something- to Say About Uncle Sam's Muster Koll Next Year. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Esbaldi Washington, April 25. —Ex-Governor William M. Stone, of lowa, has been ap pointed Assistant Commissioner in the General Land Office. THOBK "TOO PREVIOUS" SETTLERS. Immediately upon receipt of press re ports that government officials and em ployees in Oklahoma used their author ity to secure prior right) in lands, the President and Secretary Noble tele graphed special agents now in the Terri- Tory to make a thorough and prompt in vestigation and immediately notify the Secretary of their findings. The report is expected during the week. Secretary Noble said that nc injustice to the set tlers would be tolerated for a moment. As soon as the facts couid be ascertained, if the officials were implicated in any wroDg-doing, the action of the Govern ment would be very prompt and de cisive. CONFINED TO THE HOUSE. Blame is better this morning, but the weather is bad, and it is thought best for him not to venture out. POSTOFFICE APPOINTMENTS. Division inspectors of the PostoffiCß De partment were to dayj appointed as fol lows : Gen. W.P. Kdgarton, of New Jersey, assigned to Philadelphia, vice Timothy O'Leary, resigned; George A. Dice, of Illinois, assigned to St. Louis, vice B. F. Gulic, resigned; George L. Seybolt, of California, assigned to San Francisco, vice L. A. Kirkwood, resigned ; W. C. Bacid, of Illinois, J. D. King, of Ill inois, and J. ('. Culver, of California, have been reinstated as postoffioe in spectors on all mail departments, under Civil[Bervice rule No.lo, they not having been separated from the service more than a year. CENSUS OFFICERS RECOMMENDED. Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of the Census, has recommended to the Secretary of the Interior the appointment of J. 0. Stoddard as disbursing officer of the census. Stoddard is at present dis bursing officer of the Department of Labor. He al-o recommended tho ap pointment of W.C.Hunt, as statistical expert. Hunt was formerly Chief of Division of Results of the Massachusetts census. It is understood that both these recommendations will be appeoved by Secretary Noble. VERDICT IN THE AEMES CASE. The Armes court-martial at its meeting to-day read over the records of yester day's proceedings and went into secret session. The result was an agreement upon a verdict and the court adjourned to await the action of the Secrotary of War and the President upon their find ings . ANATOMICAL POINTS AND PENSIONS. Commissioner Tanner, to-day,rendered a decision by which the pension of Hen ry Dembetz will be increased from $30 to $72 per month. The pensioner in this case has been receiving a pension of $30 per month for what is known as PeriffofTs amputation of both feet. This amputa tion is the removal of the entire foot, with the exception of the heel bone and the integuments of the beel which are brought forward to cover the ankle joint. The case was presented to the Commis sioner to-day, and he held that the legal distinction between the loss of so much of the feet as was experienced in this case, and the total loss of the feet, was a mere technical difference, and that the claimant was entitled to a pension of $72 per month. This decision will apply to a number of other cases of a like na ture. MILITIA EQUIPMENTS. The Major-General commanding the army has ordered that, hereafter, all arms, ordnance, quartermaster stores and camp equipage issued to States and Territories shall be turned over to the Quartermaster of the Department, the charges for transportation tj be borne by the Governmant.j Tbat Stolen Ballot Box. Little Hoi k, Ark., April 25. —There was something like a sensation in the Federal Court, to-day, when the grand jury marched into open court with C. C. Reid, a young attorney of Morrill, and announced that they had asked him a question about the Flummerville ballot box theft, which he refused to answer. The question was: "Did O. T. Bentley have any conversation with you in relation to, or did he tell you anything about, the theft of the l'lummerville ballot box?" In court Reid again refused to answer, and the Judge asked him if he and Bent ley sustained the relation of client and attorney to each other. This Reid re fused to answer. The Judge gave him until to-morrow morning to answer one of the two questions. O. T. Bentley is Deputy Sheriff, and, according to Tay lor's confession, was one of the party who went from Morrill to Plummervillo with the crowd that stole the ballot-box. They Wtut to Lynch Them. Lincoln, Neb., April 25.—0n Monday night, an old popular colored man, named Bob Woods, was found murdered. John Taylor, Charles Curtis and Woods's wife, were arrested for the crime. The colored people gathered to the number of 400 in the neighborhood of the jail, and threat ened to lynch the prisoners. The militia was called out, and guarded the jail all night. Au attempt may be made to night. A Italtroad Appointment Dbnver, Col., April 25.—Wm. Wilson Finley, General Freight Agent of the Denver, Texas and Gulf road, has been appointed, and has accepted the Chair manship of the new Trans-Missouri Rail way Association. Mr. Finlay leaves for Kansas City, theheadquattsrs of the As sociation, on Saturday, and will enter upon his duties May Ist. muttered Out. Denver, April 25.—Lester H. Thomp son, ex-Senior Vice Commander of the New York Department, G. A. 8., died here to-day, aged 48 years. He served in the Fifth aud Seventh United States Infantry, and, since the war, has been an ardent and prominent worker in Eastern Grand Army circles. The burial will be at Caaandaigua, N. V., Tuesday. Two Ureal Soulier* matched. Pittsburg, April 25.—John Teemer has received 01 tides of agreement to-day for a eerie* of racea with Gaudaur. He is sat isfied with the conditions and will sign the agreement to-morrow. It is proposed to row three races of two, three aud four mile?, the winner of two to take $3,000. The first lace is to be rowed near Bt. Louis on June Bth. A Nice Point ol Etiquette. New York, April 25.—A man who is abundantly qualified, by bin connection with the Centennial Celebration Com mittee, to speaic advißedly, told a Tribune reporter yesterday that the trouble with the diplomatic corps oyer invitations to the ball, instead of having been settled satisfactorily, as stated in a recent document issued for publica tion by the Entertainment Committee, had become so serious that the principal members of the corpß had fin ally and positively refused to come. "Not a member of the diplomatic corps," said he, "will be in attendance at the ball, with the possible exception of the Brazilian Minister, Baron Deita Juba, or in his absence Seiigr.Jose Aug usto Ferreire Dacoata, Secretary of Lega tion." The trouble with the diplomatic corps originated in the omission by the entertainment committee to inclose to the foreign Ministers invitations to the ball for tbe ladies of their families as well as for themselves. No Compromise Witb Joint. Ottawa, April 25.—John Hallen, one of the owners of the American ship, Bridgewater, seized by the Canadian customs officials at Shalburne, and de tained for eighty-one days, is here, pressing his claims for damages. He originally sought compensation to the extent of $2:?,000. He came here direct from Washington, where he had interviews with the Secretary of State. He said to-day: "The Gov ernment wishes me to accept a fiat en abling me to prove damages in the Ex chequer Court. I will not accept it. The seizure is now an international question and is the subject of diplomatic corres pondence." Allen says he will secure at least $50,000 damages, the amount which he would be entitled to under the treaty between the two nations.unless a prompt settlement is effected. Tbe Lexington Races. Lexington, April 25.—The weather is cool, the track heavy, attendance good. For 2-year-olds, five furlongs—Labra dor won, Teddy Venture second,. Late r third; time, 1:07. t For 3-year-olds, three-quarters of a' mile—Bravo won, Mayo second, SallieOi third; time, I :\"%. The latter was given second place because Mayo fouled her. Free handicap, seven-eighthß of a mile —Catalpa won, Irish Dan second, Famine third; time, 1:32. For 3-year-olds and upwards, seven eighths of a mile—Castaway won, Pat Donovan second, Maid of Orleans third; time, I:32t£. t 1 Tbe Memphis Races. Memphis, April 25.—The weather is delightful; attendance, 4,000; track fast. For all ages, three quarters of a mile; Unite won, Artisti second, Rimini third; time, 1:17. For all ages, mile; Syntax won, Kee-Vee-Na second, Litbort third; time, 1 For two-year-old colts, one-half mile; Wrestler won, Riley sec ond, Blarney Stone third; time, 51J£. For all ages, one and one-eighth miles; Brown Princess won; Kermesae second, Hamlet third; time, 1:58. For all ages, three-quarters mile; Clara Moore won, Macauly second, T. J. Rusk third; time, 1 :17k. Deal In Manitoba Kallroad Stock. New Yokk, April 25.—The annual meeting of the Manitoba Road was held here to-day. It is stated that $8,000,000 of Manitoba stock, bought by interests identified with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, two years ago, have been re sold to the original holders. It is be lieved that the changes just made are a part of the programme by which all the extensions on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, including the Burlington and Northern, will be cut off, and a new as sociation formed of the roads between Chicago and St. Paul, which will pool the business from ail the lines in the North and Northwest. The Chosen XVI. New York, April 25.—The sixteen la dies who will dance in the quadrille of honor at the Centennial ball, according to the THbune, have at last been de cided upon as follows: Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mrs. Levi P. MortoD, Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Mrs. Grace King, Mrs. Alexander Van Kenssalaer, Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting, Mrs. Wm. Astor, Miss Cora Livingston, Mrs. Newbold Morris, Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry, Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler, Mrs. Buchanan Winthrop, Mrs. Stuyveeant Fish, Mrs. William Jay, Mrs. 8. V. B. Cruger and Mrs. Alexander 8. Webb. Went to Death In Full Dress. New York, April 25.—Oliver Pen- Lewis, aged 21, drowned himself to-day in Central Park reservoir. He was dressed in a claw-hammer coat, white tie, and other habiliments of full dress. Before drowning himself, he had fixed the day and hour of his funeral, and had sent out notices to friends asking them to attend it. It is supposed he could not support his mother as he wished on his salary, and therefore killed himßelf. A send-off to tbe Yorktown. Philadelphia, April 25. —Amid toot ing of whistle* from the other steam crafts, the cruifcr Yorktown cut looec from her moorings at League Island Navy Yard this morning, and steamod down the river on her way to New York to take part in the naval demonstration at the inaugural celebiation. Tbe Booth-Barrett Stock. Denver, Colo., April 25.—The ad vance sales of seats for the Booth and Barrett engagements next week opened to-day. The sale amounted to $8,000, the largest in the history of the Tabor Grand Opera House. Pendleton Will Leave. Berlin, April 25.—United States Minister Pendleton will take no part in the conference on Samoan affairs. He presented his letter of recall to Emperor William this afternoon and will im mediately retire from Berlin. Some more Samoan Conferees. London, April 25 —It is officially an nounced that Sir Edward Malct, British Ambassador at Berlin, Mr. Scott, British Minister at Berne, and Mr. Crowe have been appointed delegates to the Samoan conference. Drawtua; a Very Fine Mur. London, April 25.—1t is reported that the French Government will arrest any one found leaving the country with let ters for General Boulanger, on the ground that it is a breach of the postal monopoly. The Itlarlposa Is All Right. Auckland, April 25.—The steamer Mariposa, previously reported disabled, has sailed for Ban Francisco. Ex-Congressman Counted Out. Washjngtoh, April 25.—Ex-Congress man B. J. Ellis, of Louisiana, died sud denly to day.